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Rare 1926 Macallan whisky becomes world’s most expensive bottle at £2.1m | Whisky

The record for the world’s most expensive bottle of whisky has been broken after a bottle of Macallan 1926 went for £2.1m at a Sotheby’s auction in London. The sale set a new record for any bottle of spirit or wine sold at auction, the auction house told the AFP news agency. The rare bottle had been expected to raise between £750,000 and £1.2m but surpassed estimates to fetch £2,187,500 on Saturday. One of the Macallan 1926 bottles had set a previous record for the most expensive bottle ever sold in 2019, when it fetched £1.5m at Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s head of whisky, Jonny Fowle, told AFP that he had been allowed to sample the valuable dram before the sale. Fowle said: “I tasted a tiny drop – a tiny drop – of this. It’s very rich, it’s got a lot of dried fruit as you would expect, a lot of spice, a lot of wood.” He added it had spent 60 years in dark European oak, which was reflected in the colour. “It’s not a …